Did You Know?
- Around the world, 59 million children of primary school age are being denied an education, and almost 65 million adolescents are without access to a secondary school.
- Conflict and natural disasters have disrupted the education of 75 million children.
- A child whose mother can read is 50 percent more likely to survive past the age of 5.
- Nearly 15 million girls of primary school age will never have the opportunity to learn to read and write in primary school, compared to about 10 million boys.
- In 2012 there were 168 million child labor workers aged 5-7. This is one reason many children cannot attend school.
- It would take $39 billion every year to send all adolescents to school.
- If all women had primary education, there would be 1.7 million fewer malnourished children.
- Over 40 years, equitable access to quality education can help a country raise its gross domestic product per capita by 23 percent.
- Women with a primary school education are 13% more likely to know that condoms can reduce their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Education can help decrease the spread of this virus by promoting safer sexual practices.
- The youth literacy rates in South America and Europe are among the highest, with 90-100% literacy. The African continent, however, has areas with less than 50% literacy among children ages 18 and under
- Children living in a rural environment are twice as likely to be out of school than urban children. Additionally, children from the wealthiest 20% of the population are 4 times more likely to be in school than the poorest 20%
If you didn’t know, now you know.
Education is about learning skills and knowledge. It also means helping people to learn how to do things and supporting them to think about what they know.
It’s also essential for educators to teach ways to find and use information. Education needs research to find out how to make it better.
Now, think about one who lacks education. They, indeed, will find it challenging to get through virtually everything.
We hope this article is encouraging to all educators, researchers, and mothers who lack education. Follow and like this page for more information on this article.